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Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting
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Session 7 - Implementing VuFind in a HE partnership setting

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The why’s, when’s, and how’s of the current implementation of VuFind as part of an integrated resource discovery suite for the 3 Welsh Universities within the South West Wales Higher Education …

The why’s, when’s, and how’s of the current implementation of VuFind as part of an integrated resource discovery suite for the 3 Welsh Universities within the South West Wales Higher Education Partnership (SWWHEP). VuFind is being integrated with existing commercial (closed source) LMSs.

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  • 1. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Resource Discovery with Open Source Software Mark Hughes Head of Collections Swansea University Integrating VuFind into the Virtual Academic Library Discovery Portal Paul Johnson Project Manager Virtual Academic Library
  • 2. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Agenda
    • SWWHEP & the Virtual Academic Library
    • Requirements
    • Options & Decision
    • Installation
    • Enhancements
    • Other implementations
    • Support
  • 3. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Virtual Academic Library: Background
    • WAG: Reaching Higher / Reconfiguration & Collaboration Fund
    • SWWHEP : “an innovative partnership to integrate and enhance a range of services to students and staff”
  • 4. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Virtual Academic Library: the concept
    • Shared resources:
    • 1.2 million books and journals
    • 30,000 journal subscriptions
    • 2,000 study spaces
    • 720 student PCs in library buildings
    • Shared access:
    • Reciprocal borrowing
    • RFID
    • E-access
    • Document delivery
    • Longer opening hours
  • 5. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Existing Resource Discovery Swansea University
    • ExLibris Voyager OPAC
    • SFX Link Resolver
    • Database directory
  • 6. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Existing Resource Discovery Swansea Metropolitan University
    • Talis Prism OPAC
    • Serials Solutions Link Resolver
    • Subject pages, including eBook and eJournal lists
  • 7. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Existing Resource Discovery Trinity University College
    • SirsiDynix Horizon Information Portal
    • Resource pages
    • No link resolver
  • 8. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Resource Discovery Essential Requirements
    • Common catalogue for print material, including availability and delivery options.
    • Ability to reserve / request delivery of material from any partner library
    • E-resource access (federated search) ‏
  • 9. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Resource Discovery Wish list
    • Search limits
    • Faceted search
    • Tag clouds
    • Book jackets
    • Browsing
    • Tagging
    • Comments
    • Biographies
    • Reviews
    • RSS Feeds
  • 10. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Harvest or Federate?
    • Considered Federated Search, but …
      • Slower and clunkier
      • Less control over data
      • A good solution where data cannot be aggregated, but not ideal for a single union catalog
  • 11. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Resource Discovery The Contenders
    • ExLibris Primo
    • Innovative Encore and InnReach
    • Talis Prism 3
    • AquaBrowser
    • Endeca
    • BiblioCommons
    • VuFind
  • 12. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Resource Discovery The Choice : VuFind
    • Why?
    • Attractive, modern interface
    • Included many of the “wishlist” features
    • Open Source … can be changed and developed to suit requirements
    • Cost!
    • Total control over implementation
  • 13. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru VuFind Features
  • 14. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru VuFind Features
  • 15. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru VuFind Features
  • 16. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru VuFind : Installation
    • Operating Systems:
    • Solaris
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • Prerequisites:
    • Apache HTTP Server 2.2 or later
    • PHP 5.2.0 or later
    • MySQL 4.1 or later
    • Java J2SE JDK 1.4 or later
  • 17. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru VuFind Installation
  • 18. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru VuFind : Customization
    • Templates and CSS files
    • Config files cover:
      • Local Server
      • Authentication
      • External content (Bookjackets, Reviews, Authors) ‏
      • Web search
      • Drivers for LMS connections
      • Indexing preferences
  • 19. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Special developments
    • The Virtual Academic Library will be adding enhancements to:
    • Merge bibliographic data from three LMSs
    • Connect to three LMSs for availability information
    • Handle multi classification schemes
    • Incorporate federated search (using Metalib Xserver) ‏
    • Connect to Rel ‏ ais ILL for reservations & requests
    • Enhancements will be offered back to the community
  • 20. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Future developments
    • Production Release: 1.1
    • OAI Importer
    • Record view page based on Format
    • Federated Search
    • Authority Index
    • Future Development
    • Suggested Resources and Searches
    • Circulation Stats for Popularity, etc.
    • Grouping of similiar items by edition - FRBR
    • Microsoft Research Pane SOAP Service
  • 21. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Support
    • Virtual Academic Library is not purchasing external support
      • None yet available!
      • VuFind is a small product compared to a full LMS
    • VuFind mailing lists are an excellent source for advice and discussion
    • Documentation leaves something to be desired
  • 22. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Other implementations
  • 23. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Other implementations
  • 24. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Other implementations
    • CARLI Consortium (I-Share) - Beta - http://vufind-beta.carli.illinois.edu/vf/
    • Georgia Tech (Beta only) - http://finder.library.gatech.edu/vufind/
    • London School of Economics – https://beta.catalogue.lse.ac.uk/
  • 25. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Further information VuFind Home: http://www.vufind.org/
  • 26. South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Partneriaeth Addysg Uwch De Orllewin Cymru Thank you! Paul Johnson Project Manager, Virtual Academic Library [email_address] Mark Hughes Head of Collections, Swansea University [email_address]

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